Christmas gift guide for architects and designers

We've put together a list of 15 gifts for architects and designers this Christmas, including geometric plant potsminimalist speakers and parrot-shaped glassware.


Ferm Living AW17 collection

The latest collection from Danish design brand Ferm Living features a variety of gift options, including hexagonal plant pots, decorative candles and colourful cups.

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Concrete fragrance by Comme des Garçons

Concrete by Comme des Garçons

This perfume from Japanese fashion house Comme des Garçons comes in a concrete bottle.

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Type 75 Mini desk lamp by Anglepoise and Paul Smith

Anglepoise recently launched a miniature version of its bestselling desk lamp, featuring colour combinations by fashion designer Paul Smith.

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ME & EU book features 100+ postcards from post-EU Britain

Me & EU Postcard Book by Nathan Smith and Sam T Smith

This book by London-based designers Nathan Smith and Sam T Smith is filled with 166 postcards, each showing a different creative response to the UK's vote to leave the European Union.

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Phill Cuttance adds to his collection of Jesmonite herringbone objects

Herringbone Objects by Phil Cuttance

London-based designer Phil Cuttance has created an assortment of small objects with zigzagging textures, including a tray, a vase and a pen pot.

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Helios laptop backpack by Moshi

Helios Lite laptop backpack by Moshi

This bag by electronics and accessories brand Moshi has enough space inside for a 13-inch laptop, and extra room for books and folders. It also features a water-repellent coating to keep its contents safe from rain.

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Stammen and Baggen speakers by Urbanears

This year saw headphone brand Urbanears release its first range of speakers. The pared-back devices come in two sizes – called Stammen and Baggen – and are available in a variety of colours.

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Urban Potters: Makers in the City

Featuring impressive photography, this book documents the revival of ceramics in London, Copenhagen, New York, Sao Paulo and Tokyo.

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Dezeen has teamed up with Swedish brand Void Watches to give readers the chance to win one of five limited-edition V03W-365 timepieces.

V03W-365 by Void Watches

There are only 365 of these limited-edition timepieces by Swedish brand Void Watches – one for each day of the year. The watch comes with a strap-changing tool, as well as a wall calendar.

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Sprz NY Eames collection by Uniqlo

Japanese fashion brand Uniqlo has created an entire collection based on the designs of Charles and Ray Eames, including T-shirts, blankets and slippers.

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EMBARGOED Washing! by Tom Dixon

Eclectic accessories by Tom Dixon

The latest additions to Tom Dixon's Eclectic accessories range include a variety of hand washes and balms. There's even washing-up liquid.

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World Builders T-shirt by Modern Man

French brand Modern Man has created a retro T-shirt that presents fashion designer Virgil Abloh as a "world builder", alongside Zaha Hadid and Rem Koolhaas.

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Residents: Inside the Iconic Barbican Estate

This book showcases the insides of 22 apartments at the brutalist Barbican Estate – and some of them are very unusual.

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Beak carafe by Tomas Kral for Nude

This carafe by Slovakian designer Tomas Kral is shaped like a parrot.

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Life Clock by SWNA

Not only a clock, this small object doubles as an emergency kit, filled with tools that could be used in the event of a natural disaster.

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